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Battle Name : Neresheim

Date(s) : 11 August 1796

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the First Coalition ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Coalition Forces [ Austrian]

Type of battle : Land


The French under Moreau were drawn eastwards by Archduke Charles but the Austrian plan to trap and overwhelm Moreau failed because of poor coordination/disagreement between the Austrian commanders. The Austrians had to continue their withdrawal.


A village in southwestern Germany about 12 miles southwest of Nordlingen.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,400 (4.80%)

Coalition Forces [ Austrian]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,600 (8.00%)